how dark will a golden marans egg be?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hensplease, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can some one please post a picture
     
  2. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyoone have any?
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might depend on where you got them. Different lines might have lighter or darker eggs.
    I have 2 Golden Cuckoo Marans, which is what I assume you mean by Golden Marans
    I got mine from Melissa at NoneSuchFarm.net
    They are beautiful birds. I call them Peaches and Cream. They dont' care what I call them.

    I would say mine lay about a 4 on this chart. Not as dark as a Black Copper Maran's but a nice dark egg.

    (I borrowed this egg chart) [​IMG]
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  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Goldens lay a 4 to 5 consistantly (when they lay) and the rare 6 and the extremely rare 7.
     
  5. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we got them as laying hens from a breeder she said they came from some of the best lines so im hoping for pretty dark
     
  6. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are from the Bill Braden line is there egg color dark?
     
  7. verlaj

    verlaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mediazeal - Would you mind posting photos of Peaches and Cream?

    Thanks!
     
  8. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can someone please post a pic of there eggs from bill braden
     
  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plumage colour has no correlation with egg shell colour. The expected egg colour will depend on the colour of the mothers eggs, and the colour of the paternal grandmothers eggs.
    David
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, the research I've done indicates Marans egg color comes from the paternal side only; thus, it's always best to keep a rooster that was hatched from ther VERY darkest egg.

    Seems there's lots of opinions out there as to what factors in on egg color, but if you always hatch only the darkest eggs, you should have no trouble keeping that nice, dark egg color in your flock.
     

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